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Friday June 21, 2019, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ojiibikens, Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society and the High Park Nature Centre invite you to our National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration!

Free for families and community. This event is open to everyone but we would like to extend a special invitation to Indigenous families.

The celebration will include the following kid- friendly activities!

  • Planting native plants in the garden
  • Arts and crafts
  • Feast
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Thursday, June 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 11th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM*
Wednesday, July 24th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 8th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us this summer to learn all about Toronto's native, wild bee populations in this year's Speaker Series, Wild Bee Buzz Talks! Over the course of four lectures by local bee experts, we will explore everything from native plant gardening for pollinators, how certain bees find food in the forest canopy, why some bees live in groups, and ways scientists are learning more about bumblebee habitat in order to protect these vital insects for years to come.

* Come join us from 6:00 - 7:00 PM for a special edition of the Wild Bee Club on July 11th

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Nature Groove!

Thursday July 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nature groove returns to Toronto's biggest public park! This family-friendly, accessible dance party calls groovers of all ages and abilities together to celebrate their most unique self through mindful movement, creative play and natural educational.

This accessible partnership is thanks to the High Park Nature Centre and Wellness Roots Retreats. It is sponsored by Suitcase Theatre Arts and Education Outreach Inc, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to bringing art and drama to children and their families.

This dance party will be facilitated by Arts and Outdoor Educator: Alanna Balicki (aka 'Rootz') of Wellness Roots Retreats.

Wed, July 3rd, 8:30 - 10:30 PM: Urban Bat Walk & Star Party
Wed, July 10th, 8:30 - 10:00 PM: Urban Bat Walk
Wed, July 31st, 8:30 - 10:30 PM: Urban Bat Walk & Star Party
Wed, August 28th, 8:30 - 10:00 PM: Urban Bat Walk

Urban Bat Walks:
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations! Using hand-held bat detectors, we will listen for bats' ultrasonic calls in High Park, explore their habitat, behaviour, and favourite foods as they swoop and loop during their evening, mid-air forage.

Summer Star Parties:
As the sky fades into night, stick around to explore the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our new telescope! (Supported by Kiwanis Club of Toronto)

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